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Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary And Rehabilitation Center

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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Great to see animals being taken care of.

This is where wild animals are taken care of when their owners no longer can tend to them. It... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Jeanette C
Punta Gorda, Florida

It is out of the way near Babcock ranch. The displaced animals are all in cages and it was both... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
john f
Punta Gorda, Florida
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41660 Horseshoe Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982-7767
+1 239-543-1130
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is where wild animals are taken care of when their owners no longer can tend to them. It would be unbearable on a very hot day because all the cages are outside in the direct sunlight.

1  Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed 8 May 2017

It is out of the way near Babcock ranch. The displaced animals are all in cages and it was both wonderful and depressing to see these mistreated animals finally being cared for. Worth a visit if you're in the area

1  Thank john f
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This is a very low key "z00". Lots of tigers. Bears, birds and other assorted wildlife. Small and not so easy to get around but I think it was worth the trip.

2  Thank Lynda C
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is a great place that helps abused animals. Sad that a place like this is needed but people are stupid so it is. Give a donation to help them out.

2  Thank BoydB408
Reviewed 22 April 2017

If you want to see wild animals, huge wild animals. This for you! We lived our visit and highly recommend it!

2  Thank PatnCheryl
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We redeemed a Groupon and took a drive to check this place out . We were very impressed with the facility & the informative notes posted about each of the animals . So many had been rescued from terrible conditions or circumstances . We felt...More

1  Thank FloridaVacation_Gal
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place, place where actually they care about animals. Great job guys. Anybody who goes should leave some donation money

1  Thank Kelly L
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

A definite stop on the to do list when in the area. Call for hours of operation first. Volunteers care for all of the animals, most of which have been rescued. Small signs give a brief history of their tragic past. You can tell the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Our snowbird relatives have been coming to Port Charlotte, FL for 14 yrs. but had never been to Octagon. My husband and I had been there a couple of years earlier when the grandkids came to visit. So last year the 4 of us adults...More

Thank eheart
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Found out about this place while browsing Groupon for stocking stuffers for my granddaughter this past Christmas. Finally got there today. So totally surprised to find such an amazing place less than 20 miles from home. This is not a zoo. It is indeed a...More

Thank Regina B
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24 February 2017|
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Response from orlandogal22 | Reviewed this property |
The website - on the Home Page - has to the top right of the screen "No Pets Please." I'd imagine they would not allow them, even zippered in. Even though the sanctuary animals are in enclosures, you are close enough to... More
17 January 2017|
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Response from SherryBarrett | Reviewed this property |
The Octogon asks for a donation. They have t shirts you may purchase. All monies go back to the sanctuary.
26 December 2016|
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Response from 1angierm | Reviewed this property |
During the week, reservations only. Can be any number of people. 9- noon only.